Originally Posted by Rich
That looks to be about a 2-3" drop on the seat bar.
Are the oar towers also dropped?
I noticed in different photos that your oar towers are welded (not adjustable).
Are they adjustable for height?
Or do you use two different heights?
I assume there is front to back adjustment on the seat.
If both seat and oar towers are lower, you change the oar angle and length.
This would be the same change as going from 24" tubes to 21" tubes.
Not sure how lower seat changes foot/leg position?
I tend to use my legs and core a lot in rowing.
For us old guys with bad knees, the lower seat makes standing up on scout bars a little harder.
Speycatr; do you have a picture of the seat that sits 2" lower?
Is it the highback folding seat?
All that comes into play. There are for us 8 geometrical aspects to a boat cockpit when we design something. Sounds like you are on track because you are asking about all the right stuff.
I will show a picture of the Gen 1 folding tower that are now being replaced with a new 2016 style. They will be all way adjustable and folding. You are also correct about the lower seat and the scout bars it does make it harder to pop up. You use your oars and you will figure out how to dig and pull yourself right up easier but lower seat height will pop a knee cap easier
Our seats are on sliders
A welded tower is the lightest config possible. Downside is it is fixed and needs to be set correctly from the beginning.
If you are attatching fixed towers feel free to message me ,and you can give me a call with any questions. Easier than all this typing, We have a tower fit kit I could mail you to use to set your towers before welding if you are running fixed style.